BOZEMAN – First-year Montana State basketball coach Danny Sprinkle has added two more players to his first recruiting class, bringing the group to four.
Zach Hobbs, a 6-foot-5 swingman from Mesa, Arizona, and Casper (Wyoming) College 6-4 wing Amin Adamu have signed national letters of intent with the Bobcats.
Adamu, who hails from London, averaged 15.1 points per game as a sophomore. He announced his commitment on Twitter.
Hobbs, was a four-year varsity player at Mesa and was Arizona Interscholastic Association first-team all-conference in the state's largest classification. A two-year captain for the Jackrabbits, Hobbs averaged 17.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game during the 2018-19 season. He was selected 6A East Valley Region Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. He also was honorable mention by The Arizona Republic for Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
"I think Zach's biggest strength is his ability to shoot the basketball," Sprinkle said. "He has great size for a high school guard. He's going to continue to grow and get stronger. The one thing he can really do is score the basketball and shoot it from deep. It's something essential for how I want to play. I want our team to stretch the floor.
"He can do some other things well too. He can put the ball on the floor, make great decisions and really pass it. He played multiple positions for his high school team, so he's very versatile. I think the best thing he'll be able to immediately do to impact our program will be to shoot the 3."
Hobbs was an all-region first-team selection three times and broke the school's career record for 3-pointers with 215. He scored 35 points in a game his senior year and in his final contest had 19 points and 10 rebounds in a state tournament game.
The news comes as MSU also confirmed reports that senior guard Russell Daniels and sophomore center Max Schuecker are transferring.
Daniels averaged 1.8 points and 1.4 assists in 15 minutes per game as a junior. Schuecker played 36 total minutes as a freshman and scored eight points.